HP Victus 16-s0152ng
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Victus 16-s0152ng
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2023
Source: Laptop Media
The HP Victus 16 (16-s0000) is definitely a good gaming laptop that doesn’t cost too much. Of course, the device has its drawbacks like the rigidity of the plastic build that could be improved, the single M.2 slot, and the absence of 10 Gbps ports. With that out of the way, the rest is good given the price tag. The overall performance is snappy because of the potent cooling system. In our case, the Ryzen 5 7640HS can maintain a stable clock under any kind of load and the 120W version of the GeForce RTX 4050 is able to sustain 2550 MHz after 30 minutes of gaming. That’s enough for productivity tasks or for playing games with bumped visual quality with high FPS. In addition, the thermals on the inside are always in check, and on the outside, the keyboard isn’t scorching hot to the touch so you can use it comfortably while gaming.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2023
Source: Pocket Lint
The Victus 16 does have its rough edges, most notably the 1920x1080 display, which cries out for an upgrade at the time of purchase - or a decent external display if you have one available. However, the AMD processor and RTX 4050 graphics provide plenty of muscle, enabling the Victus to deliver strong gaming performance at a competitive price. Battery life is also better than that of most 16-inch laptops, so it can cope with the occasional trip to school or the office for reports and presentations too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
It’s a shame to see that HP hasn’t addressed the failings of previous Victus models. The screen is big and the resolution is not a problem, but low brightness levels and poor colour reproduction shouldn’t be an issue on a gaming laptop costing more than £1,000. The keyboard doesn’t have the quality or RGB skills of the keyboards on Acer’s latest Nitro laptops, and the design, connectivity and build quality aren’t quite where they need to be. At around the same price point, the Nitro 5 is a stronger all-rounder, while Gigabyte’s G5 gives you similar performance for under £1,000. The Asus TUF Gaming A15 (2023) is another strong contender, with a Ryzen 7 CPU and an RTX 4060 GPU for only £30 to £50 more. The Victus 16 makes up for these shortcomings by giving you great performance for the money, both in office and creative applications and in the latest games. It even keeps up with the Asus in some tests, despite having a less capable GPU.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM (96 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost).
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
R5 7640HS: An upper mid-range processor (APU) of the Phoenix product family. It was brought to life in H1 2023 and it has 6 SMT-enabled Zen 4 cores (12 threads) running at 4.3 GHz to 5.0 GHz. The laptop chip is one of the first to feature Ryzen AI, AMD's answer to Intel's DL Boost and GNA technologies. The Radeon 760M iGPU is responsible for carrying out 3D calculations and similar duties.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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